The Mobile World Congress is quickly approaching, and while most phone reveals will happen there, we’ve recently gotten hold of a leak from various online sources. For those who don’t know, the Samsung Galaxy S series is Samsung’s flagship mobile device, often bringing the biggest innovations and the most power to the mobile market.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge models are going to be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress, but if you don’t want to wait that long before hearing the newest details about Samsung’s flagship devices, here is the information from the leak.
Although we do not have the leaked photos, as they are quickly taken down by Samsung, they are apparently press renders, and the phone is apparently fairly similar in design to the S6, but with a curved glass back design. This curved design is meant to give the phone a modern look and make it stand out among other models currently on the market. Furthermore, the phone will also be water-resistant.
Coming back with the S7 is a MicroSD card slot, if the phone’s internal memory won’t be enough for you. The phone will come in three internal memory capacities: 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. Additionally, the phone’s Edge variant will offer a better battery life, due to its amazing 3,600 mAh battery, which should last you a few days, even with heavy usage. However, the normal S7 variant is said to have a smaller battery pack. We’ll have to see if this means that Samsung can compete with the iPhone 6S’s amazing battery life.
Reportedly, the phone will offer super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a 1440×2560 resolution. The phone will be released with Android OS V6.0 Marshmallow on launch and will have a Snapdragon 820 or an Exynos 8890 processor.
Here are the leaked model numbers for both the Exynos 8890 Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge and the Snapdragon 820 versions:
Snapdragon 820 Samsung Galaxy S7/Edge models
- China (SM-G9300, SM-G9350)
- Verizon (SM-G930V, SM-G935V)
- Sprint (SM-G930P, SM-G935P)
- US Cellular (SM-G930R4, SM-G935R4)
Exynos 8890 Samsung Galaxy S7/Edge models
- International unlocked models (SM-G930F, SM-G935F)
- T-Mobile (SM-G930T, SM-G935T)
- AT&T (SM-G930A, SM-G935A)
- Canada (SM-G930W8, SM-G935W8)
- Korean variants (SM-G930 S/K/L, SM-G935 S/K/L)
The phone is said to boast 4GB of RAM, with additional nifty hardware included, such as an accelerometer, a heart rate sensor, an iris scanner, fingerprint scanner and more to be unveiled. It will also offer both bluetooth and wireless charging, for added convenience, but the S7 Edge is rumored to feature a new kind of improved charging type.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is meant to be the S7’s counterpart and “big brother”, which will not only boast better hardware and a larger screen, but also a plethora of new features. This year, the Edge edition of the S7 is said to feature some new modes of operation. Thus, users will be able to choose from Edge Immersive, Edge Single Mode, Edge Feeds and Edge Single Plus modes, some of which were already available in previous curved handsets, giving the users space for more information on their screens. Feed mode will be familiar to any user of the previous Galaxy Edge. It allows feeds from apps that support the Edge. Immersive mode expands the display possibilities of compatible apps – Samsung gives the example of the camera app placing the timer, flash and other similar functions in the Edge section of the screen.
The Edge is said to feature the new Samsung BRITECELL sensor technology in its camera, as it was presented to investors at a private conference recently, but not guaranteed for the new phone.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are now basically unveiled, but we cannot be sure whether or not the information we have is correct. For more information, stay tuned, as we will be covering important news from the Mobile World Congress. The S7 and S7 Edge unveil is set for February 21.